Hair Bands From China Made From Used Condoms.
Used condoms have been reportedly reprocessed into rubber bands and hair ties and have been sold in the United States, raising concerns about public health safety.
Aside from being sold at local swap meets and flea markets, the recycled condoms have been found at local beauty salons all across the country. These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well in many cities.
This threatens the health of the consumers that are purchasing them. Doctors are concerned that using these hair ties and rubber bands could lead to the spread of AIDS, genital warts and other STD’s.
One doctor warns, “There are bacteria and viruses on the hair ties and rubber bands which are made from used, unsanitary condoms. People could be infected with AIDS, warts and other venereal diseases if they hold the rubber bands or hair ties in their mouths while setting their hair.”
One local resident said she was disgusted when she discovered that the hair ties, which she purchased at her local beauty salon the previous week, were made of recycled condoms.
She stated, “When I heard about this I couldn’t believe it. I got the scissors and carefully cut around the edges. When I saw the used condom inside I almost gagged. I hope the word gets out so people can stop using these hair ties made from China.”